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More Remote And Rural Health Workers

3 August 1999

More Remote And Rural Health Workers Under Federal Government Rhset Program

The Federal Government is seeking proposals aimed at improving the health of rural, regional and remote Australia, Senator Troeth said today.

Commonwealth funding of up to $70,000 is available for projects that can be completed within 12 months.

"We especially want proposals that will attract and retain health workers to the bush," Senator Troeth said.

"The Government is committed to improving the health of people living in rural and remote areas, in line with that enjoyed by other Australians."

The funding is being offered through the Rural Health Support, Education and Training (RHSET) Program, which has already provided support for more than 600 projects.

A wide range of incorporated organisations are eligible for grants, such as community groups, State and Territory health services, rural health training units, professional associations, academic institutions and local government agencies.

While there are no specific priority areas, the areas of midwifery, pharmacy and first line emergency care will not be considered for funding in 1999.

Guidelines for assisting with the preparations of applications can be obtained from the web site of the Department of Health and Aged Care (DHAC): www.health.gov.au or contact the RHSET Secretariat during office hours on (02) 6289 7340 or (02) 6289 8791.

Expressions of interest of no more than two pages will initially be required and will be considered by the RHSET Advisory Committee.

"I urge those organisations with rural health expertise to identify areas of need and become involved," Senator Troeth said.

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